United States Army Army Service Uniform (Dress Blue) Service Stripes - Male Size
Criteria: A service stripe, commonly called a hash mark, is a decoration of the United States military which is presented to members of the U.S. military to denote length of service. The United States Army awards each stripe for three years of service.
Army Service Uniform Service Stripes are gold-colored rayon or a goldenlite rayon or nylon braid, 1â2 inch wide, and of variable length. The large service stripe braid is authorized for wear by all enlisted soldiers on the Army blue and white dress, mess, and evening mess uniforms.
Service stripes are worn centered from seam-to-seam on the outside bottom half of both sleeves. The first stripe is sewn 1/4 inch above the cuff braid at a 30 degree, with the lower end inserted in the front inside seam. The upper end of the stripe is inserted in the back seam of the sleeve on the Army dress blue coat. Each additional stripe is spaced 1â8 inch apart from the last, and above the first stripe.
Note: The number of stripes ordered come attached together as one large patch for simple application directly to the Army Service Uniform coat.